MoMA PS1 unveils futuristic solar canopy that reacts to heat, sunlight, and movement

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MoMA PS1 just completed one of its most experimental and coolest installations to date. The Long Island City-based contemporary art museum wrapped up construction on Lumen, an immersive and interactive installation made with solar-active canopies that glow at night. Designed by Jenny Sabin Studio, Lumen reacts like a living entity to light, heat, and movement, creating different engaging environments from day to night.

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Startup creates renewable hydrogen energy out of sunlight and water

California startup HyperSolar and University of Iowa researchers have teamed up to make renewable energy in a way that draws inspiration from plants. Using water and sunlight, they are able to make renewable hydrogen energy, which at this point is more reliable than solar panels or cells in terms of how easily it can be stored. At the end of May, HyperSolar announced a “breakthrough” in efficiency, and the University of Iowa just renewed a year-long research agreement with the startup.

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